Book cover trends are just that - trends. They come and go and come again, as people/readers constantly indulge in waves of new interests and preferences. So, lets just be real here, people absolutely do judge books by there covers. Book covers are important! They're your first impression of a book, after all. But before I… Continue reading Book Cover Trends: Typography in Young Adult Fiction
Long gone are the days of listening to audiobooks on cassette! After the cassette came the CD, after that the downloadable audiobook. The audiobook experience has undoubtedly changed over the years but recently audiobook popularity has seen a rapid increase. I want to take a look at this recent increase in audiobook production and sales… Continue reading What’s Causing This Audiobook Boom?
This post in short: I think authors are increasingly being expected to be 'social media famous' or at least very popular on social media in order to get publishing contracts. For those of you who've read my previous post, you'll know that self-publishing a book gives the author complete control over the entire publication process… Continue reading All Authors Need to Become Celebrities. True or False?
I recently read an article called "Self-Publishing: An Insult To The Written Word?" written by Laurie Gough and was confronted with the question: Why do people choose to self-publish rather than traditionally publish through publishing houses? Of course, this is a very open ended question and everyone who chooses to self-publish will have their own… Continue reading Why Give Up “Professionalism” for Self-Publishing?